Recent Researches in Shock-Tube Spectroscopy

  • R. W. Nicholls
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The shock-tube has become an important tool in spectroscopic research both from a wavelength and also from an intensity standpoint. Following a review of recent atomic and molecular spectroscopic research in which shock-tube methods were used, the current work in the author’s laboratory is described. It includes the application of computer-generated “synthetic spectra” to the interpretation of intensities of optically thick shock excited emission spectra of astrophysically important diatomic metal oxides.


Oscillator Strength Shock Tube Band System Molecular Spectrum Vacuum Ultraviolet 
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  • R. W. Nicholls
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  1. 1.Centre for Research in Experimental Space ScienceYork UniversityTorontoCanada

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